Cisco and Portugal Telecom to collaborate on Smart+Connected solutions

Cisco and Portugal Telecom (PT) today announced a strategic relationship engagement through which PT Information Services subsidiary PTSI and other PT affiliates — will collaborate on Cisco Smart+Connected solutions in several countries throughout Europe, Africa and South America.

Cisco will work with PT and PTSI over the next three years to build out the smart solutions portfolio. Cisco is collaborating with PT on a number of key initiatives, including: Smart Solutions, Smart Work Centers, Smart+Connected City Wi-Fi, Connected Transportation and Sports and Entertainment.

Working with Cisco and its authorized partners, PT will be able to integrate the latest Cisco networking technologies and digital infrastructure designs into solutions that enrich its customers’ experience worldwide.

Cisco will not only benefit from the extension of market reach for its new IP-enabled smart services into a customer base that PT understands well and for whom it already holds credibility, but also the possibility to integrate some of PTs recent products.

PT and Cisco will offer multiple public spaces across the community where people can work, meet and use shared services including highly secure wireless Internet access, Cisco TelePresence, collaboration tools, and business services, including reception, catering and daycare.

An integrated urban plan will enable information exchange between services, fulfilling the need for increased security, energy conservation, and the enhanced productivity of a digital lifestyle. Cisco will work with PT to deploy Wi-Fi architectural solutions in several cities worldwide.

Cisco and PT will also facilitate the delivery of other vital community services, including multiple intelligent traffic management platforms to help reduce traffic congestion and pollution within the community, and provide a more seamless commuting and parking experience. Sports and entertainment options let fans connect with their favorite teams and with each other through interactive and personalized experiences.

Anil Menon, president, Smart+Connected Communities and Cisco deputy chief globalization officer said, “PT is a natural partner for Cisco as it is fully aligned with positioning ICT as a strategic differentiator, putting technology at the foundation of its service offerings. Cisco is proud to collaborate with PT on initiatives that will help transform how cities and work spaces are built, managed and experienced.”

Zeinal Bava, chief executive officer of PT Portugal and Oi SA said, “This is a strategic partnership for PT Group. It represents the opportunity to create technical synergies and provide cloud services for Smart Cities. We strongly believe that through these services we will be able to positively contribute towards an efficiency increase in cities and companies, as well as in people’s well-being. We are proud to consolidate this international growth strategy alongside Cisco.”


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